If you have any pfSense systems running software version 2.0.1 I would advise immediately updating them to 2.0.2. Version 2.0.1 contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability which can give a remote attacker root access to the targeted pfSense system. The code for this exploit has now been released publicly making it even more important to apply the update. […]
One of my friends recently sent me the following question regarding how to identify some unknown traffic he noticed in his pfSense firewall logs. He also sent me a screenshot of the firewall logs. So I see these things on the firewall being blocked. How do I figure out what they are and if they are harmful? […]
Lightsquid package version 2.32 is now available for pfSense which includes support for Sqstat. Sqstat allows you to view active Squid connections in real time. Squids cachemgr protocol provides the ability for Sqstat to retrieve connection information directly from Squid. If you are running a Squid proxy server on pfSense I would highly recommend installing Lightsquid. Lightsquid provides […]
PfSense version 2.0.1 was released over the holidays which offers a few minor feature additions and quite a few bug fixes. Since this maintenance release includes fixes for a few security vulnerabilities it’s recommended that everyone upgrade to 2.0.1. If you haven’t upgraded to pfSense version 2.0 yet then you can upgrade directly to version 2.0.1. If you’re already running version […]
PfSense 2.0 hit another milestone last week with the announcement that RC3 is now available! In the announcement Chris Buechler states that RC3 will probably be the last release candidate before the final release of version 2.0. I glanced through the list of commits and it looks like the majority of changes in RC3 are […]
Those of you who read my blog know that I am a big fan of pfSense, I think it’s an excellent firewall/router platform. I’ve been so busy the past few weeks that I didn’t even notice the first release candidate of the much anticipated version 2.0 was now available. Version 2.0 has a ton of […]
If your looking for an easy way to block domains on your network based on many common categories DNS blacklist can do the job easily. DNS blacklist is a package for the popular pfSense platform.
If you’re looking to replace your home router with something that offers more control, features, and performance pfSense is an excellent choice. pfSense can act as both a router and firewall offering lots of features for free that are often only found in pricey commercial routers. What is pfSense? pfSense is a custom open source […]